October 2020

The Cracow Singers perform the Polish premiere of Lera Auerbach’s “Goetia. 72 - In umbra lucis”
The Cracow Singers perform the Polish premiere of Lera Auerbach’s “Goetia. 72 - In umbra lucis”
Now the frequently-performed work “Goetia. 72 - In umbra lucis” for choir and string quartet by Lera Auerbach, which has been premiered in many countries, is to be given its premiere in ...
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A new work for children by Johannes X. Schachtner: A new arrangement of Carl Reinecke’s Children’s Symphony
A new work for children by Johannes X. Schachtner: A new arrangement of Carl Reinecke’s Children’s Symphony
Johannes X. Schachtner is not only active as a conductor and composer, but also as director of the youth ensemble for New Music Bavaria. Together with the world-famous violinist Julia Fischer and...
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Premiere of a new “Lady Macbeth of Mzensk” in Wiesbaden
Premiere of a new “Lady Macbeth of Mzensk” in Wiesbaden
On 2 October 2020 Dmitri Shostakovich’s opera “Lady Macbeth of Mzensk” will have its premiere at the Wiesbaden State Theatre.
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Finnish first performance of the joint composition “Trout” by Cruixent, Resch, Schachtner, Lazić and Räihälä
Finnish first performance of the joint composition “Trout” by Cruixent, Resch, Schachtner, Lazić and Räihälä
The joint composition “Trout” is to have its Finnish premiere on 25 October 2020 in Helsinki.
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120th birthday of the composer Harald Böhmelt
120th birthday of the composer Harald Böhmelt
The German composer and bandmaster Harald Böhmelt (23.10.1900 - 15.10.1982) achieved great fame with his film music and hits in the middle of the 20th century.
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Reduced version of Grigori Frid’s “The Diary of Anne Frank” premieres in Gera
Reduced version of Grigori Frid’s “The Diary of Anne Frank” premieres in Gera
The frequently staged opera “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Grigori Frid is to premiere on 17 October 2020 at the Theater Altenburg Gera in the composer’s reduced version for soprano and nine...
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Ballet in Leipzig and Antwerp with dances of works by Galina Ustvolskaya
Ballet in Leipzig and Antwerp with dances of works by Galina Ustvolskaya
The new ballet “Solitude” by Mario Schröder will premiere at the Leipzig Ballet on 16 October 2020.
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World Premiere of Johannes X. Schachtner’s Chamber Music No. 5: “... ex machina” for horn in F, piano and organ in Nurnberg
World Premiere of Johannes X. Schachtner’s Chamber Music No. 5: “... ex machina” for horn in F, piano and organ in Nurnberg
Schachtner's work Chamber Music Nr. 5: “... ex machina” for horn in F, piano and organ from the series of Chamber Music Nos. 1 to 5 was written in 2006 and has now been finalised by the composer...
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Lotar Olias: 30th anniversary of the death of the composer of unforgotten evergreens
Lotar Olias: 30th anniversary of the death of the composer of unforgotten evergreens
The German composer of unforgotten popular and musical melodies Lotar Olias was born in Konigsberg on 23 December 1913.
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“Carmen in a reduced instrumentation” – Bizet’s masterpiece in Marius Felix Lange’s chamber version
“Carmen in a reduced instrumentation” – Bizet’s masterpiece in Marius Felix Lange’s chamber version
The Corona period has brought unexpected work adaptations with it, especially for theatres and opera houses, which have to become accustomed to limited performance conditions.
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Portrait Concert in Honour of Elena Firsova’s 70th Birthday in Duisburg
Portrait Concert in Honour of Elena Firsova’s 70th Birthday in Duisburg
A portrait concert is to be held in the opera foyer of the Duisburg Theatre on 18 October 2020 at 11 a.m. to mark the 70th birthday of Elena Firsova.
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Jüri Reinvere will receive the Prize of Cultural Endowment of Estonia on October 2, 2020
Jüri Reinvere will receive the Prize of Cultural Endowment of Estonia on October 2, 2020
The Estonian composer Jüri Reinvere, born in 1971, will be awarded the prestigious prize of Cultural Endowment of Estonia on October 2, 2020 for works that were created in 2019.
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50th anniversary of the death of composer Hans Poser
50th anniversary of the death of composer Hans Poser
Hans Poser was born on 8 October 1917 in Tannenbergsthal (Vogtland). He died on 1 October 1970 at the age of 52.
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Continuation of a successful cooperation: Rolf Zuckowski and Concord extend their partnership
Continuation of a successful cooperation: Rolf Zuckowski and Concord extend their partnership
Rolf Zuckowski has extended his contract with the Sikorski Music Publishers acquired by Concord in 2019. This is a continuation of the successful cooperation between Rolf Zuckowski and Sikorski...
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Theatre director Evgeny Titov stages Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of Mzensk” in Wiesbaden
Theatre director Evgeny Titov stages Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of Mzensk” in Wiesbaden
On 2 October 2020, Dmitri Shostakovichs opera “Lady Macbeth of Mzensk” is to have its premiere at the Hessian State Theatre in Wiesbaden.
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Marius Felix Lange’s ‘Carmen’ from Hannover as a stream on OperaVision
Marius Felix Lange’s ‘Carmen’ from Hannover as a stream on OperaVision
On 2 November 2020, the Zentaur Quartet is to perform the world premiere of String Quartet No. 3 “vor Anker” in Munich.
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Reduced version of Mieczysław Weinberg's opera “Congratulations!” in Düsseldorf
Reduced version of Mieczysław Weinberg's opera “Congratulations!” in Düsseldorf
On 29 October 2020 Mieczysław Weinberg’s opera "Congratulations!” is to be premiered at the Deutschen Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf.
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“The word sun in 27 languages” - Italian premiere of Giya Kancheli’s “Lulling the Sun”
“The word sun in 27 languages” - Italian premiere of Giya Kancheli’s “Lulling the Sun”
Giya Kancheli’s “Lulling the Sun” for choir and percussion was commissioned by the Riga youth choir “Kamer ...” in 2008 and premiered in Riga on 3 July 2008.
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Les Humphries Singers: New Mexico-Remix
Les Humphries Singers: New Mexico-Remix
In August, Les Humphries, the leader of the legendary group The Les Humphries Singers, would have been 80 years old. On this occasion his biggest hit "Mexico" has just been released as a...
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Sofia Gubaidulina receives Medal of the Republic of Tatarstan
Sofia Gubaidulina receives Medal of the Republic of Tatarstan
On October 24, 2020, on the occasion of her 89th birthday, the composer Sofia Gubaidulina was awarded the Medal of the Republic of Tatarstan on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the...
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Moritz Eggert ist new head of German Composers‘ Association
Moritz Eggert ist new head of German Composers‘ Association
The composer Moritz Eggert, best known as the blogger Bad Boy of Music, has been elected president of the German Composers’ Association (DKV). He replaces Enjott Schneider.
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